Blowfish's Oceanopedia: 291 Extraordinary Things You Didn't Know About the Sea [EPUB]

Blowfish's Oceanopedia: 291 Extraordinary Things You Didn't Know About the Sea [EPUB]
Blowfish's Oceanopedia: 291 Extraordinary Things You Didn't Know About the Sea by Tom Hird
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781786492401 | 10.84MB

The seas of our planet cover more than seventy percent of the Earth, yet we know less about the ocean depths than the surface of the moon. Join marine biologist and fish-fanatic Tom 'the Blowfish' Hird as he lifts the lid on a treasure chest of fascinating facts, to reveal just what we do know about what lurks beneath the waves. You'll discover:

  • How the unassuming jellyfish can cause an ocean-wide apocalypse
  • Why walruses turn bright pink after a sunbathe
  • How a shoal of herring breaks wind to escape the jaws of predators
  • Why an archer fish spits missiles at its prey

From the invisible world of meiofauna living in the sands of our beaches to a cephalopod called the 'Vampire Squid from Hell', Blowfish takes us on an incredible journey as he follows the currents from shoreline to the bone-crushing pressure of the deep sea. Featuring a full-colour plate section and vintage line drawings throughout, Blowfish's Oceanopedia is a beautifully designed, one-stop guide to all we know about our oceans and the weird and wonderful creatures that inhabit them.

Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat [EPUB]

Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat [EPUB]
Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat by Jackson Galaxy
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780143131618 | 17.63MB

This comprehensive cat care guide from the star of the hit Animal Planet show "My Cat from Hell," Jackson Galaxy, shows us how to eliminate feline behavioral problems by understanding cats' instinctive behavior.

Cat Mojo is the confidence that cats exhibit when they are at ease in their environment and in touch with their natural instincts—to hunt, catch, kill, eat, groom, and sleep. Problems such as litter box avoidance and aggression arise when cats lack this confidence. Jackson Galaxy's number one piece of advice to his clients is to help their cats harness their mojo.

This book is his most comprehensive guide yet to cat behavior and basic cat care, rooted in understanding cats better. From getting kittens off to the right start socially, to taking care of cats in their senior years, and everything in between, this book addresses the head-to-toe physical and emotional needs of cats—whether related to grooming, nutrition, play, or stress-free trips to the vet.

A Temporary Refuge: Fourteen Seasons with Wild Summer Steelhead [EPUB]

A Temporary Refuge: Fourteen Seasons with Wild Summer Steelhead [EPUB]
A Temporary Refuge: Fourteen Seasons with Wild Summer Steelhead by Lee Spencer
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781938340673 | 3.84MB

As featured in the documentary, DamNation (Patagonia, 2014). During his first summer, Spencer built a sheltered viewing platform, a place to sit with Sis and his notebook, and observe the denizens of the pool for months, and, finally, years on end. Shortly before setting up camp during his first season, Spencer cut the points off the hooks of all his steelhead flies, freeing himself to see more deeply the beauty of his surroundings. As the predatory urge faded, a kind of blindness went with it, and Spencer’s eyes and mind became figurative hooks, enabling him to capture the stunning lives and behaviors of these charismatic wild creatures with an intimacy that has rarely been offered before.

A distillation of fourteen years of detailed observations, in this surprisingly engaging almanac, Spencer records a natural history teeming with fish, water, vegetation, birds, mammals, insects, reptiles, and amphibians, seasonal changes, and interesting events and stories. Spencer is a modern-day Thoreau, and the steelhead pool is his Walden Pond.

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